The 2012 New York Film Festival | Portraits

For the second year in a row, I was able to capture some images at the New York Film Festival Press Conferences. Despite my limited screening schedule, I did see quite a few films, including three films (Holy Motors, Beyond The Hills and No) that I consider to be among the best of the year. This year’s crop of pictures is director heavy, but what can I say, I only made it to the movies I needed to see. So, here is a selective look at the fantastic 50th Anniversary of The New York Film Festival…


Olivier Assayas


Leos Carax


Suraj Sharma


Antonia Zegers


Ang Lee


Pablo Larraín


Richard Peña


Dror Moreh


Vittorio Taviani


Verena Paravel


Yann Martel


Lucien Castaing-Taylor


Paolo Taviani


Miguel Gomes

And here is a look back at 2011….

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The 2011 New York Film Festival | Portraits

It was a great year at The New York Film Festival, but what else is new? It remains my favorite film festival, a near-perfect annual survey of the kind of cinema I love. I will be reproducing my NYFF coverage here as part of the migration from indieWIRE, but writing aside, I was excited this year to break out my camera during a few of the NYFF press conferences and grab some photos. I didn’t make it to every conference (although I only missed a few), but I really enjoyed taking pictures this year. Lots of fun. Enjoy!

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender, Shame

Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene

Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, The Kid With A Bike

Bérénice Bejo
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist

Richard Peña
Richard Peña, Program Director, The Film Society Of Lincoln Center

Mia Hansen-Løve
Mia Hansen-Løve, Goodbye First Love

Luc Dardenne
Luc Dardenne, The Kid With A Bike

Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen, Shame

Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Sean Durkin
Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene

Lola Créton
Lola Créton, Goodbye First Love

James Cromwell
James Cromwell, The Artist

Scott Foundas
Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director, The Film Society Of Lincoln Center

Michel Haznavicius
Michel Haznavicius, The Artist

If you like these photos, feel free to reproduce them online under the Creative Commons license, but please toss me a credit. Also, I am available for weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Christenings… *ha*